Govt/Politics

Wounded VT graduate to attend State of the Union
Published on Jan 28th, 2008
0 comments Less than a year after a Roanoke Times photographer made Kevin Sterne's wounded body the iconic image of the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, the recent graduate will sit in the balcony at...
Sabato: Deeds’ anti-gerrymander bill doomed
Published on Jan 24th, 2008
0 comments Pundit Larry Sabato tells the Cavalier Daily that S.B.38, the anti-gerrymandering bill proposed by State Senator and non-procrastinating gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds, will likely die in the...
Mo Jones returns to City work
Published on Jan 23rd, 2008
12 comments Two and a half years after bolting City employment for the semi-private sector (as the chief fund-raiser for UVA's Miller Center), Maurice "Mo" Jones is returning as the assistant city manager....
Snap o’ the day: Bird’s eye dump view
Published on Jan 23rd, 2008
53 comments The day after Albemarle County filed suit against Cismont junkyard owners Cecil and Doris Gardner for their failure to meet a December 31 clean-up deadline, pilot/photographer Skip Degan took this...
Camblos takes W’boro job
Published on Jan 23rd, 2008
3 comments Former Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos–- ousted by voters in November after a long but controversial tenure that included prosecuting bombless teen bombers–-...
$57 million for NoVa rail approved
Published on Jan 22nd, 2008
0 comments Handing railroad believers another victory in their quest to try trains before lanes, the state of Virginia announced today that it has signed a $57 million public-private partnership to expand...
New BOS in town: Enviros ready to make 4-2 hay
Published on Jan 22nd, 2008
35 comments Ann Mallek's November election to the Albemarle Board of Supervisors signaled a shift in a governing body that's often been at a 3-3 impasse. How quickly that shift occurred has left the now-...
Federal exemption? Sidewalk clearing takes holiday
Published on Jan 18th, 2008
14 comments Charlottesville City Code calls for sidewalks to be cleared within six hours after snowfall has stopped. An informal survey of downtown streets one day after yesterday's flakes shows most sidewalks...
I am not a neo-Nazi: Strom pleads to kid porn
Published on Jan 14th, 2008
10 comments Protesting descriptions of himself in the media as a neo-Nazi and white supremacist, Kevin Alfred Strom, 51, pleaded guilty today to one count of possession of child pornography in U.S. District...
County to sue Cismont dump owners
Published on Jan 11th, 2008
26 comments Since Albemarle County "officially" discovered a junkyard in January 2005 after a major fire– even though the property had been generating complaints as far back as 1976– the owners have...
Lucy to step down
Published on Jan 10th, 2008
1 comments Dry-witted city planning commission chair Bill Lucy will step down March 13, Charlottesville Tommorrow reports. Lucy, a UVA architecture professor of urban and environmental planning who joined the...
Quasi-public meeting– for those in the know
Published on Jan 9th, 2008
2 comments The last time Rich Collins invited the public and press to a meeting on the Meadowcreek Parkway's impact on historic properties, a city official refused to allow a citizen and reporter to stay. The...
Death of a sheriff
Published on Jan 8th, 2008
0 comments The funeral of former Albemarle Sheriff George Bailey will be held tomorrow at 2:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal in Ivy. Bailey, who served as county sheriff for 17 years, died January 4 at age 80....
Deadline passes: Cismont junkyard foes dump on county
Published on Jan 8th, 2008
57 comments What tells Snookie Wawner that his embattled neighbors missed Albemarle County's December 30 deadline for cleaning up the illegal dump they've run for more than 30 years? "I'm looking at a pile of...
Charge dropped, Mitchell hospitalized
Published on Jan 3rd, 2008
17 comments This morning, the jaywalking charge against Gerry Mitchell, the wheelchair pedestrian who was ticketed in the hospital emergency room after being struck by a police cruiser, was officially dropped...
Wind farm green-lighted by SCC
Published on Dec 28th, 2007
9 comments Three months after the state supreme court tossed out a challenge by neighbors and five days before Christmas, Virginia's first proposed wind farm cleared what may have been its final regulatory...
Norris says he’s the next mayor
Published on Dec 20th, 2007
8 comments City Councilor Dave Norris, after less than two years in office, has declared himself ready to step up and take the mayor's gavel. He made the announcement today on Coy Barefoot's show on WINA-AM...
Deeds announces run for governor
Published on Dec 13th, 2007
5 comments Charlottesville's state senator, Creigh Deeds, who last ran for statewide office in 2005 in a bruising race for attorney general and narrowly lost by 327 votes to Republican Bob McDonnell. Deeds'...
Mall crossing: Not a done deal
Published on Dec 11th, 2007
1 comments Vehicle crossings on Charlottesville's downtown pedestrian mall are always contentious issues, and even though autos have been crossing 4th Street since May 1, 2006, opponents still hope to get it...
Kaine eager to help Obama’s V-P search
Published on Dec 10th, 2007
1 comments Multi-tasking Governor Tim Kaine, in Charlottesville today for a pair of ribbon-cuttings, told reporters that he views the prospect of a role in a Barack Obama presidential administration the way he...